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Lost Was the Key Paperback – September 1, 1995

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About the Author

Leah A. Haley is an internationally known writer, lecturer, and researcher, as well as a CPA with two masters’ degrees. Her books have been featured on major television programs such as The Joan Rivers Show, NBC Weekend Today, and 60 Minutes; on radio programs worldwide; and in magazines such as Cosmopolitan and Omni.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Greenleaf Publications (TN) (September 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1883729033
  • ISBN-13: 978-1883729035
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.3 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,549,158 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By The Guardian TOP 500 REVIEWER on November 28, 2011
Format: Hardcover
This 1993 book by Leah Haley was one of the earlier published autobiographical accounts of the alien abduction phenomenon, which might share shelf space with more notable works of the genre such as Debbie Jordan and Kathy Mitchell's `Abducted!', the late Dr. Karla Turner's `Into the Fringe', Kelly Cahill's `Encounter', Kay Wilson's `Alien Jigsaw', the superb `Connections' by Collings and Jamerson and Kim Carlsberg's excellent `Beyond my Wildest Dreams' amongst many others too numerous to list.

In 2011 Haley mired herself in controversy, having declared she is "not an alien abductee" and she thinks it's "all government mind control" - an idea far more problematic, and with less supporting evidence, than that we might be dealing with genuine alien intrusion. Her credibility as a consequence has been damaged, and some people would now disregard her entire body of written work over 18 years. Others make much of the author's "memory" of the military shooting down a UFO into which she claimed to be abducted and her subsequent confinement on an ocean-going naval ship, which is detailed in LwtK.

There are of course many instances where people change their minds on long-held positions. Whitley Strieber is full of inconsistencies and has said himself "I have a hard time telling the difference between fact and fiction," but none of this takes away from the fact that `Communion' published in 1987 was a VERY good book, stands up well even now and should be on the reading list of everyone interested in the abduction phenomenon - though you can give much of the author's later published work on the subject a wide berth and be better off for it.

So Haley's LwtK needs to be seen on its own merits, not judged against what the author subsequently may have said or done 18 years later.
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Lost Was the Key is Leah Haley's personal account of alien abduction and governmental harassment. It is unlike any other abduction account I have read, as it incorporates in one story a great number of experiences shared by other individual abductees. She claims to have been abducted multiple times since early childhood; smallish, chalky-colored beings have examined her physically on a number of occasions and have removed eggs from her ovaries, ostensibly for the creation of hybrid children; aliens have inserted implants into her body, and she has discovered physical marks on her person that coincide with her experiences. She has interacted with more than one type of alien, including a reptilian race of beings apparently at odds with the race of her interstellar guide Ceto. What is most important about her experiences, though, is her reported harassment at the hands of military and government agents on earth. She claims to have been abducted several times by such human agents, who drugged and interrogated her to get information about the aliens. Why the military should be so interested in her experiences becomes obvious when she quietly drops a bomb on the reader, saying that she was inside a spaceship that crash landed after having been shot down by the U.S. Air Force.
I'm not sure of my feelings for her story. I have met the author and heard her speak of her experiences, and she struck me then as quite credible. Her hypnotic regression sessions were handled by John Carpenter, who is well respected in the ufology community. Her writing is not polished; it most definitely reads as her own personal effort to describe the things she has remembered and learned in her own way; it is in no way a slick presentation targeted at the reader.
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I heard about Leah Haley years ago when this event first took place. It made a big splash in the UFO world. It wasn't until now that I actually read the book. the material made my Florida Girl skin crawl just thinking this could happen to someone that appears like an every day person. If you need something to keep you up at night and make your thoughts take a drive on a hamster wheel, this book will do it.
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